FLAUNT'S Favorites from New York Fashion Week : Alexander Wang, Public School, Mansur Gavriel and More
Whether it be Rihanna's bold new designs with Fenty x Puma or Alexander Wang's alternative WANGFEST, here are some of Flaunt's favorites from New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer '18.
Fenty x Puma
Rihanna teamed up with Puma again creating, another exciting Fenty x Puma collection. This time she pulled out all the stops, using motocross stunts as the backdrop for the show. Looks from the collection referenced 1980s swim trends with French-cut swimsuits and bold colors. Biker shorts and motocross-inspired track pants, too. The coolest and most RiRi part of the show was her exit; She ended the show on a motorcycle, of course.
This is designer Ronnie Feig's second time at NY Fashion Week—but this time he went bigger and boulder, collaborating with about 15 different brands including Champion, Off-White, and Coca Cola. Kith Sport was the theme of the show and featured about 100 looks for both men and women. Outdoing last year’s show, basketball legend Scottie Pippen and current NBA top dog LeBron James both made cameos in the show.
Alexander Wang put on a #WANGFEST, meaning he filled a party bus filled with fashion weeks most buzzed about models like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Kaia Gerber and took them on a journey across New York City. Making a stop in Brooklyn, the collection featured an array of tailored denim, silk, and deconstructed pieces. The #WANGFEST ended on a high note with an energetic performance from rising female rap star Cardi B and an early 2000s reunion with JaRule and Ashanti. Of course they were all decked out in black Wang outfits.
Creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School used the idea of consumerism as the driving force for their Spring ’18 collection. Invitations for the show were sent in red plastic to-go bags referencing consumer culture with the slogan “come again” and this was represented on various pieces in the show. Their latest collaboration with Jordan was prominent on the runway with hoodies and sweatshirts showcasing the Jumpman logo as well as covering Jordan sneakers in plastic as a nod to the nature of sneaker culture.
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel unveiled their very first ready-to-wear collection on Sunday during New York Fashion Week. The Label has always been known for their iconic handbags and shoes and this year, debuted their first clothing collection. The clothes were a statement of minimalism and simplicity giving off a intellectual and pretty aesthetic. Highlights from the show included heavy knits and classic cuts from a monochromatic color palette.
The line-up of celebrities attending the shows was vast, bringing in all types of talent. Almost all shows were filled with A-list celebs making them that much more interesting. Vic Mensa--styled by Flaunt go-to stylist Zoe Costello--attended the Coach fashion show strutting in a suede mustard jacket by the label itself.
Written by Alex Ceballos & Knia Cotton